The governing body at Ryarsh Primary School has a vital role to play in making sure that every child gets the best possible education. We achieve this by:
a. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
b. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
c. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
The full governing body meets six times every year (one meeting every-half term). In addition to this, pairs of governors (monitoring pairs) visit the school three times each year in order to monitor the school’s progress towards achieving the strategic goals, identified through the school development plan.
As a governing body, we believe in working in close partnership with the school, in order to continually improve the quality of learning opportunities for each child.
We maintain an open and friendly atmosphere at our meetings, where all ideas are welcome, and are often the subject of lively discussion.
We all have different backgrounds which enable us to bring a great variety of skills to the governing body, and this, combined with a shared commitment to the pupils and staff of the school, is one of the reasons why we are so successful.
Each academic year, Governor details are updated to reflect thier roles and responsibilites. This information for the 2016/2017 year is listed below:
|Name|| ||Category & appointing body||Date of appointment||Term of office||Responsibilities||Relevant business interests||Other governships||Relationships to staff|
|Ruth||Austin||Headteacher ex officio||01/01/2014||ex officio|| ||None||None||None|
|Iona||Bell||Parent – elected by parent body||15/10/2012||4 years||Quality of teaching, learning and Assessment||None||None||None|
|Daniel||Childs||Co-opted – appointed by GB||24/09/2015||4 years||Finance||None||None||None|
|Claire||Crome||Staff – elected by staff body||24/09/2015||4 years||Personal development, behaviour and welfare||None||None||None|
|Steve||Hill||Co-opted – appointed by GB||01/01/2015||4 years||Personal development, behaviour and welfare Health & Safety and premises ||None||None||Voluntary assistance with school trips|
|Steven||Hughes||Parent – elected by parent body||02/11/2015||4 years||Outcomes for pupils & SEND||None||None||None|
|John||Macnab||Parent – elected by parent body||24/09/2012||4 years||Outcomes for pupils||None||None||None|
|Jon||Naylor||Co-opted – appointed by GB||01/01/2015||4 years||Effectiveness of leadership and management Finance ||None||None||None|
|Rachel||Rowland||Local Authority – appointed by LA||04/12/2013||4 years||Finance||None||None||None|
|Stewart||Speake||Co-opted – appointed by GB||01/01/2015||4 years||Effectiveness of leadership and management Health & Safety and premises ||None||None||None|
|Daniel||Sproul||Parent – elected by parent body||12/03/2015||4 years||Effectiveness of early years & Safeguarding||Managing Director, CPS Engineering Ltd.||None||None|
|Carmel||Sutton||Co-opted – appointed by GB||01/01/2015||4 years||Quality of teaching, learning and Assessment Effectiveness of early years ||None||None||None|
Please download minutes of our full governing body meetings: